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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    After powerful start, Li Keqiang's frustration grows with resistance to reforms

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:15am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Premier Li Keqiang grows impatient with stonewalling officials hampering his reforms Starting powerful, becoming frustrated Does Premier Li Keqiang have the strength of character to live up to his name, which means "to become powerful"? This is still a big question for many analysts who have closely tracked Li's stewardship of the world's ...

  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Premier Li: strong, or just moderate?

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... as Li Keqiang made his debut as the new premier in front of the international media, on the last day of the annual plenary sessions of National People's Congress and the Chinese ... the mainlanders to look at stars in the sky, Li avoided the high-sounding rhetoric and instead chose popular slang to illustrate his points. Already billed by the state media as the reform-minded premier, ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Alibaba's mega IPO signals rise of China's new wave of tech giants

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 08:18am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Pony Ma and Robin Li of Baidu reflect the fact that the private sector is not only a jobs creator, but contributes more than 60 per cent to China's overall economic growth. Alibaba's ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Bureaucratic inertia stalls reform drive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:25am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... bureaucratic resistance which has significantly stalled the reform initiative. As written in this column a few weeks ago, Premier Li Keqiang reportedly pounded on the table during one State Council ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Justice steps in where stability once ruled

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 06:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... cover-up and its subsequent impact on the mainland economy put them to a severe test. After a promising start, the current leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang are now faced with even bigger ... importance" in politics. To their credit, Xi and Li have not yielded to the pressure, but they are exhibiting a degree of frustration with the lack of progress on the reform front. In order ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Super ministries may not be the right answer for mainland China

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Li Keqiang has pushed for super ministries but analysts see problems in forcing such bureaucratic giants to deregulate in years to come Bigger may ... And it's no exception for Li Keqiang, whose elevation as the mainland's next premier will be approved at the annual session of the National People's Congress, starting tomorrow. ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Action needed on graft and economy

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and government spending - are faltering. Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang has rightly identified urbanisation as one major growth engine to power the country's economy forward as nearly 300 million ... But this has also given officials room to seek profits for themselves. When Li first became a Politburo Standing Committee member five years ago, he took on the difficult task of streamlining ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Central government must prove 'war on smog' not just hot air

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... is not just hot air There was a perverse sense of irony on Wednesday when Premier Li Keqiang announced China would "declare war" on pollution while Beijing, along with much of the country, was enjoying a rare, cloudless day with crisp air. In his first government work report, Li vowed to fight pollution with the same zeal and determination China has employed to eradicate poverty, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi moves closer to becoming another paramount leader

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... will most likely give Xi direct control over the country's economic direction, a power shift that would come at the expense of Premier Li Keqiang, the country's No2 leader. The premier, ... Wang Xiangwei State leaders may have stumbled in roll-out of plenum measures, but president's ascent is undeniable as Premier Li takes back seat Xi moves closer to becoming another ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Stuck midstream in the river of reform

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the key topics for the November session will be how to reduce the government's hand in the economy. Last week, Premier Li Keqiang told foreign business leaders at the World Economic Forum ... will be of particular interest at the November session, Zhang Xiaoqiang, a deputy minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, has said. In fact, Li's cabinet has already taken a few small ...




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